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Structure and function in human and primate social networks: implications for diffusion, network stability and health

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The human social world is orders of magnitude smaller than our highly urbanized world might lead us to suppose. In addition, human social networks have a very distinct fractal structure similar to that observed in other primates. In part, this reflects a cognitive constraint, and in part a time constraint, on the capacity for interaction. Structured networks of this kind have a significant effect on the rates of transmission of both disease and information. Because the cognitive mechanism und...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspa.2020.0446

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9982-9702
Publisher:
The Royal Society
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
476
Issue:
2240
Pages:
20200446
Publication date:
2020-08-26
Acceptance date:
2020-07-10
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EISSN:
1471-2946
ISSN:
1364-5021
Language:
English
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1128884
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pubs:1128884
Deposit date:
2020-08-27

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